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2010 Rockefeller Foundation Document 
Envisions Pandemic Police State Scenario 


"Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their 
activities stuck and even intensified" A May 2010 scenario planning report produced by The 
Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Business Network envisions the likely creation of a 
technological police state in response to a deadly worldwide pandemic. 

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A world of tighter top-down government control and more 
authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing 
citizen pushback 

Lock Step: Think tank predicts possible outcome to deadly virus outbreak 

The document, entitled Scenarios for the Future of 
Technology and International Development , attempts 
to wargame different government responses to several 
potential disasters, while painting the solution as 
global governance. Page 18 of the document breaks 
down a fabricated scenario in which the United States 
refuses to protect its borders and restrict air travel 
following the outbreak of a new deadly virus. 

"In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been 
anticipating for years finally hit. Unlike 2009's HlNl, 
this new influenza strain — originating from wild geese 
— ^was extremely virulent and deadly," the scenario 
states. "Even the most pandemic-prepared nations 
were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked 
around the world, infecting nearly 20 percent of the 
global population and killing 8 million in just seven 
months, the majority of them healthy young adults." 

Drawing eerily similar circumstances with the current 
Ebola outbreak, the scenario goes on to detail a 
botched response by the United States government as 
large populations throughout Africa are decimated. 

"The pandemic blanketed the planet — though 
disproportionate numbers died in Africa, Southeast 
Asia, and Central America, where the virus spread like 
wildfire in the absence of official containment 
protocols. But even in developed countries, 
containment was a challenge," the document reads. "The United States's initial policy of 'strongly 
discouraging' citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the virus not 
just within the U.S. but across borders." 

Interestingly, the scenario's author uses the Chinese Communist government as the entity which 
exhibits the best response, specifically mentioning mandatory quarantines and border protection. 

However, a few countries did fare better — China in particular. The Chinese government's 
quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its 
instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the 
spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter post- pandemic 

China's government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens 
from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed 
their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of 
face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations 
and supermarkets. 

Necessary and questionable tactics used to stem the tide of the virus remain long after the pandemic, 
allowing governments to impose "authoritarian" controls under the guise of protecting the public. 

"Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their 

activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly 
global problems — from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising 
poverty — leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power." 

"At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens 
willingly gave up some of their sovereignty — and their privacy — to more paternalistic states in 
exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down 
direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw 

The pandemic was also used to implement long-sought technologies, most notably biometric IDs for 

In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all 
citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed 
vital to national interests. In many developed countries, enforced cooperation with a suite 
of new regulations and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, importantly, 
economic growth. 

Across the developing world, however, the story was different — and much more variable. 
Top-down authority took different forms in different countries, hinging largely on the 
capacity, caliber, and intentions of their leaders. In countries with strong and thoughtful 
leaders, citizens' overall economic status and quality of life increased. In India, for 
example, air quality drastically improved after 2016, when the government outlawed high- 
emitting vehicles. 

While fictional, the attempt to predict and plan for major disasters by think tanks and governments 
alike could very well provide insight into decisions being made currently. Although certain medical 
protocols are needed, the likelihood for subtle power grabs are dangerous and present. 

In regards to the current Ebola crisis, an executive order update by President Obama has caused 
concern among civil liberties advocates, especially given the President's otherwise lackluster response. 

The executive order, known as the Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases , allows 
President Obama to apprehend and detain any American who simply shows signs of any "respiratory 

The dictate becomes even more troublesome in light of the recent admission by Missouri doctor James 
Lawrenzi . who exclusively told the Alex Jones Show last week that potential-Ebola patients are being 
"disappeared" from hospitals without notice. 

"These patients are disappearing, they're doing something with the patients and God knows where 
they're going," said the doctor. 

Whether the Obama administration's dismal response is pure ignorance or an attempt to get the public 
to demand authoritarian control remains to be seen. 

Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development (Rockefeller Foundation 
and Global Business Network 

Top Official Contradicts Obama; You Can Catch Ebola From Bus Sweat VIDEO BELOW 

Obama Reduces Ebola Quarantine Protections 

by NEIL MUNRO |OCTOBER 27, 2014 


America's disease 

President Barack Obama has strong-armed New York's Democratic governor and New Jersey's 
Republican governor to weaken quarantines on the movement of people who have recently been 
in Ebola-stricken countries. 

"We have let the governors of New York, New Jersey, and other states know that we have concerns 
with the unintended consequences of poUcies not grounded in science may have on efforts to combat 
Ebola at its sources in West Africa," said a Sunday afternoon White House statement to reporters . 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo buckled Sunday afternoon , and announced that travelers could serve 
their quarantine time at home. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retreated late Sunday night, and 
approved home quarantines. In both states, the home quarantines will be monitored by state health 

Obama's pressure began Friday once Cuomo and Christie jointly revived the practice of isolating and 
quarantining travelers who may be carrying a communicable disease. The practice was immediately 
applied to a nurse who had just returned from the Ebola-stricken area, and she was confined to a sealed 
room in a hospital. 

The 21 -day quarantine is long enough to reassure medical officials that the person is not infected. 

The two governors moved to protect their state residents after a New York doctor was diagnosed with 
the lethal Ebola disease. The doctor had been out on the town in New York — taking the subway, going 
bowling — shortly before he was diagnosed. 

The Democratic governors of Illinois and Florida later announced similar curbs. 

Christie defended his retreat, by saying that he had intended to allow people to serve their quarantine 
at home. 


"As I said on Friday, we & the @NJDeptofhealth will make those judgements were need be, what the 
most appropriate location for that is," he said in a 10:55 p.m. tweet. 

"New Jersey is not changing its quarantine protocol. The protocol is clear that a New Jersey resident 
with no symptoms . . . but who has come into contact with someone w/ Ebola, such as a health care 
provider, would be subject to a mandatory quarantine order . . . and a quarantined at home," he tweeted. 

That's different from his Friday statement, which emphasized the enforced isolation of possible 
disease-carriers in hospitals. 

"Each State Department of Health at JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports will, as permitted 
under applicable law, make its own determination as to hospitalization, quarantine, and other public 
health interventions for up to 21 days [and] there will also be a mandatory quarantine for any individual 
who had direct contact with an individual infected with the Ebola virus while in one of the three West 
African nations," he said in a Friday statement. 

Obama is taking a political risk by easing Ebola-related travel only one week before the midterm 

Roughly two-thirds of Americans , and a growing share of GOP and Democratic legislators, favor travel 

On Sunday Oct. 26, Obama increased his campaign against the quarantines, which were first enforced 
on a nurse who had just returned from aiding Ebola patients in West Africa. 

Obama met with his health aides, and then released a White House statement designed to pressure the 

"The President underscored that the steps we take must be guided by the best medical science, as 
informed by our most knowledgeable public health experts," said the statement. 

In his Sunday statement, Obama "emphasized that these [anti-Ebola] measures must recognize that 
healthcare workers are an indispensable element of our effort to lead the international community to 
contain and ultimately end this outbreak at its source [in Africa], and should be crafted so as not to 
unnecessarily discourage those workers from serving," the statement said. 

Obama also "directed his team to formulate policies based on these principles." 

Officials have not announced the new rules, which may trump state authority to protect their own 
residents from epidemics. 

NJ Governor Christie Folds, Un-Quarantines 
"Symptom-Free" Nurse After 24 Hours 

by ZERO HEDGE | OCTOBER 27, 2014 

Christie got a tap on the shoulder 

In a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state will release the 
quarantined American nurse who had been confined in a hospital isolation tent upon arrival from West 
Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola., 

As USA Today reports. Kaci Hickox, 33, was the first person pulled aside at Newark Liberty 
International Airport on Friday under Christie's new strict mandatory quarantine-for-21-days rules. It 
appears, as Reuters reports. Christie got a tap on the shoulder as The White House has told states that 
have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the 
policy could impede the fight against the disease. Additionally, in true litigious American 
style, Hickox plans to sue. 

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The quarantined nurse is infuriated... 

In a telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, a 
native Texan who now lives in Maine, said her 
confinement at University Hospital in Newark 
was "inhumane" and akin to being in 
prison. She said she has no symptoms and tested 
negative for Ebola. 

"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, 
and I feel like my basic human rights have been 
violated/' Hickox who said on CNN's State of the 

Christie Folds.... 

24 hours after making the following statement: "I 
don't think when you're dealing with 
something as serious as this you can count on a 
voluntary system."This is the government's 
job." N 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that 
the state will release the quarantined American 
nurse who had been confined in a hospital 
isolation tent upon arrival from West 
Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola. 

As USA Today reports, Christie writes that Hickoxj 
"has thankfully been symptom free for the last 24 
hrs. After being evaluated by CDC & her 
clinicians the patient is being discharged." 

The move came only hours after Christie 
defended his state's strict new regulations for medical aids returning from Ebola-stricken 
West Africa. 

Under White House pressure? 

The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some 
travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the 

The White House voiced its concern to the governors of New York and New Jersey about 
the potential impact of quarantine orders, a senior administration official said on Sunday. 

"We have let the governors of New York, New Jersey, and other states know that we have 
concerns with the unintended consequences of policies not grounded in science may have on 
efforts to combat Ebola at its source in West Africa/' the Obama administration official said in 
a statement. 

Hickox will sue... 


Kaci Hickox, a nurse 
placed in 21 -day 

quarantine in a New 
Jersey hospital after 
returning from treating 

Ebola patients in Sierra 
Leone, will contest her 

quarantine in court, 
her attorney said on 
Sunday, arguing the 
order violates her 

constitutional rights. 

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We are sure they have 
it all under control - 

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they have been 

preparing for months. . . and Ebola is so hard to catch. 

The White House is working on new guidelines for such health care workers, according to a 
senior administration official. 

The new guidelines are expected to be unveiled in the coming days, the official said. The official 
added that the administration is consulting with the states as they develop the new rules. 

President Obama met Sunday with his Ebola response team, including "Ebola czar" Ron 
Klain and other public health and national security officials. According to the White House, the 
president said any measures concerning returning health care workers "should be crafted so as 
not to unnecessarily discourage those workers from serving." 

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and United 
Nations Ambassador Samantha Power said quarantines may discourage health workers from 
traveling to West Africa to help block the disease at its source. 

"If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the 
problem of the disincentive of people that we need,'' Fauci said on ABC's This Week. "Let's 
not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you 
can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go 
there and help us to protect America."